Ebonyi state government has vowed to impound auto mobiles without plate number in the state, saying they constitute security risk to the in the state.
The Special Adviser to Governor David Umahi on Security and Public Utility South zone, Mr Chika Nwangene, stated this when he led a task force team that commenced arrest of automobiles operating in the state without number plates .
He disclosed that about 50 percent of motorbike operators in the state are without number plate even as majority of the people apprehended at the popular vanco junction were security personnel.
He said: “Recently I inaugurated 5 men task force to check on vehicles, motorcycles and tricycles that do not have plate number because they have been using them to perpetrate evil in the society.
“When a bike man picks somebody and anything happens to the person you will not be able to identify the bike or motorists because it has no plate number.
“That’s why I quickly went on air to announce that motorists without plate number should avail themselves of the two months to do that.
“From research my office made we discovered that up to 50 percent of Okada riders in this state don’t have plate numbers and that is why I put this announcement and gave them little time to do this because my task force will not spare them.
“I have written through the commissioner of internal security to the security agencies advising them to get their men acquires this plate numbers, we have apprehended so many of them and they came to my office to plead.
“Anyone caught will be made to pay a fine of 5000 to IGR account and also get the plate number at 5000 naira”. Nwangene said.